What do you blokes do to recover from a busy few days blowing? In the last few days I have had 2 two hour concert band rehearsals(first chair), a two hour big band rehearsal(2nd chair), a two hour concert band gig, a 2 hour big band gig , along with my routine home practice. Tuesday night I have a Community orchestra rehearsal (doing pictures at an exhibition), Wed morning a 1 hour concert band job, Wed night a bigband rehearsal and thursday another community orchestra rehearsal. I am a pretty handy amatuer player but this is all a bit too much! I picked up my trumpet tonight to practice and my embrochure collapsed after 15 minutes and I felt like my lips were being sucked into a bucket!
So how do you recover? Leave the trumpet in its case?, do some sort of gentle practice? Or maybe I should just start saying no! All help very greatfully accepted!!!!